Mick O'Connell reviews Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos from Louis Jadot and Masi Malbec Corvina
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos from Louis Jadot
Mick describes it as 'Rich and mineral with subtle oak notes and long citrus finish"
Maison Louis Jadot’s story can’t be reduced to a simple list of dates. It is, above all, a summary of moments, meetings and an overall philosophy, all based on one simple vision: to maintain the grandeur of Burgundy’s great terroirs for all time.
The label of Maison Louis Jadot’s wines are characterised by the instantly recognisable image of Bacchus’s head, an image that has become, in many ways, the signature of the house and a symbol of its identity, whatever is in the bottle.
"Chablis is in the northern part of Burgundy, half way between Dijon and Paris. The continental climate (very cold in winter and hot in the summer with frosts in spring) and the marly limestone soils combine to mould the unique character of Chablis wines. About 3500 hectares are planted (including 856 ha of Premiers and Grands crus) with Chardonnay.
Food suggestions: Mixed salads, soja salad, vegetable tempura, seafood , sushis, nems, cheviche, salmon tartar, vegetarian cuisine : vegetable tart, fennel, zucchini fritters, vegetable gratin, wok noodles, vegan burger, fish & chips, chicken yakitori, escargots, oeuf en meurette, frog legs with parsley, goat cheese.
Masi Malbec Corvina
Mick says it's "Plush rope and round with blackberries and violets. Made in Argentina by one of Italy’s most famous estates"
Lively red with great richness and intensity. An emblematic demonstration of the originality of the appassimento method and its suitability for use outside the Valpolicella region. The elegance of the Corvina, with its cherry tastes and its velvety body, complements the tannic virility of the Malbec perfectly, creating an original taste and aroma profile.
Intense bouquet of fruits-of-the-forest and conserves, with hints of mint and cinnamon.
Palate: smooth and full bodied with flavours of plums and cooked cherries. Long, bitter cocoa finish.
Food suggestions: Like Amarone, goes well with strongly-flavoured foods: grilled red meat or roasts, game and well-aged cheese.